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Group wants Plateau Assembly to suspend passage of ‘anti-people’ water bill

Simon Lalong

A not-for-profit outfit, Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance, has urged the Plateau State House of Assembly to suspend moves to pass a bill seeking to privatise water supply in the state. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State In a letter to the Speaker of the house, Mr. Joshua Madaki, signed and dated May 17, 2019 by the group’s ...

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70 solar-powered boreholes near completion in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says the ongoing construction of 70 solar-powered boreholes in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to provide water for host and IDP communities are near completion. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, the Deputy Director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response in the ministry, disclosed this in an interview with the ...

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Open defecation: Katsina earmarks N200m loan to 1,650 poor households for latrines

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

The Katsina State Government has earmarked N200 million as loan to assist 1,650 poor households construct improved latrines to prevent open defecation and improve environmental sanitation in the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu, Executive Director, State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), disclosed this while signing agreement on the project by RUWASSA, ...

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AfDB, govt to spend $29.54m on WASH project in Gombe

Ibrahim Dankwambo

The African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with Federal Government is to spend $29.54 million on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Gombe State. Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State Mr John Mamza, the National Programme Coordinator, disclosed this at a one-day sensitisation advocacy and mobilisation workshop in Gombe, the state capital, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. He said the ...

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Stronger polices in water management advocated

suleiman adamu kazaure

Stakeholders at a workshop on Water Quality Management have advocated for Federal Government policies and more resources to ensure quality water supply and management. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister They made the call at a workshop organised by the Department of Water Quality Centre and Sanitation under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in Keffi, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday, ...

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Rwanda inaugurates treatment plants to ease access to clean water

Edouard Ngirente

The Rwandan government on Monday, May 6, 2019 inaugurated new water treatment plants to ease access to clean water for residents of the country. Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of Rwanda Rwandan Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, inaugurated the new Nzove I water treatment plant with capacity to produce 40,000 cubic metres of water per day and newly upgraded Nzove II water ...

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BRS COPs: Govts agree to global ban on water pollutant

IPEN

Governments at the 9th Conference of the Parties (SC COP9) of the Stockholm Convention on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland agreed to a global ban on PFOA – a chemical that does not break down and causes adverse health effects at background levels. A group of delegates at the conference The uses of PFOA and other fluorinated organic compounds ...

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Open defecation: Govt woos private sector in campaign

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on private sector players to partner with the ministry in its “Clean Nigeria campaign” towards ending open defecation in the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu (left), speaking during his appearance on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday, December 23, 2018. With him is the ...

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Kebbi partners UNICEF to eliminate open defecation

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in Kebbi State in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has developed a road map toward eliminating open deification in the state. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State The General Manager of RUWASSA, Alhaji Mohammad Yelwa, made this known on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State ...

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Benue council on verge of attaining open-defecation-free status

Open defecation in Lagos

The Logo Local Government Area of Benue State has fulfilled all requirements to be certified Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the state, the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (BERWASSA) has said. A major outcome of the lack of sanitation facilities is open defection The agency’s General Manager, Dr Ella Ejembi, made this known in an interview with the ...

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